India is a country of enormous cultural diversity; particularly in the north. Here India's history is perhaps most complex and ancient and drowned in anonymous scriptures which have come down the history lane to the present day and manifested in its varied cultures, religions, languages, ceremonies, customs, traditions and landscapes.
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This itinerary covers some beautiful cities of northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Rajasthan. We start our tour by touring the capital of India, with visits to Village of Hope, a place that inspires visitors to do something good to the society, and some historical monuments that provide insight into India’s cultural wealth. From Delhi we drive to Dharamsala – seat for H.H. Dalai Lama. A day’s trek to a temple is included to provide children an opportunity to enjoy outdoors in addition to the cultural exchange with the local children they stay engaged in. We end the tour in Amritsar in the state of Punjab with visits to the Golden Temple and other sights of historical importance.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive in Delhi. Arrive at the international airport of Delhi at night. After the traditional welcome, transfer to the hotel. Overnight Hotel
Delhi (Visit Village of Hope). Drive to Village of Hope (the first center of Hope Worldwide) that provides a full spectrum of services to an entire community of roughly 4,000 people affected by leprosy. Early evening drive back to the hotel. Overnight Hotel
Delhi Sight-seeing & overnight train to Pathankot. In the sight-seeing programme of Old and New Delhi, visit Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk, and Rajghat. In the evening, transfer to the railway station to board overnight train to Pathankot. Overnight Train
Arrive in Pathankot & transfer to Dharamsala. Arrive in Pathankot in the morning and drive to Dharamsala. In the afternoon visit some of the important monuments and sites of the city. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Dharamsala. Head to Macleod Ganj in the morning and visit Tibetan settlements. Returning to Dharamsala, spend some time at one of the local schools. Overnight Hotel
Trek to Guna Devi. To experience the surrounding landscapes, starting at McLeod Ganj, trek through Naddi village and Bahl village to Guna Devi Temple. In the evening spend time at one of the local schools. Overnight Hotel
Norbulingka Institute & Tibetan Nunnery. Visit Tibetan Museum, the first modern museum in Dharamsala, and local Tibetan Nunnery. In the afternoon spend some time at one of the local Schools. Overnight Hotel
Dharamsala – Amritsar. Drive to Amritsar, one of Punjab's principal cities. Upon arrival check into the hotel to relax before heading out to explore the city first hand. Evening visit is scheduled for Golden Temple. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Amritsar. It is recommended to get up very early this morning, in time for a sunrise visit to the Golden Temple to watch the morning ceremony. Also visit the historical Jalianwallah Bagh. Overnight Hotel
Local Exploration. Visit Durgiana Temple, the enchanting temple dedicated to the goddess Durga in the morning. In the afternoon drive to Wagah Border to watch the ‘Flag Down’ ceremony. Overnight Hotel
Tour Concludes. Transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Further transfer in order to board the international flight back to home.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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